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Paper trail? What paper trail? A lawsuit filed by Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., demanding that paper receipts be produced by touchscreen voting machines in his state blew away in the wind Monday, dismissed by a federal judge because the issue is being considered in state courts, and besides, federal courts don’t usually get involved in election procedures. Wexler’s first legal challenge of the machines, filed in state court, was dismissed in February … Win or lose, you’ll pay in so-called “no-win, no-fee” cases, as some Britons are finding out. A system enacted to replace free legal aid with conditional fee agreements has turned out to be extremely complicated and potentially very costly for unsuspecting accident victims. The latest brouhaha involves a group of women who brought sexual assault claims against a gynecologist, only to see the action fail and the bills arrive quite unexpectedly; no fee, it seems, doesn’t mean no cost, no matter the outcome in court. A key benefit of gay marriage is: gay divorce. It sounds strange, but for same-sex couples, a clear legal breakup, including division of assets, custody and alimony, has long been an iffy prospect — especially in more conservative states, where judges may or may not honor even a written contract. But if and when same-sex unions become legally binding, so do the divorce laws … is taking its ball and going home. The online division of Toys “R” Us has sued Internet retail behemoth for allegedly violating an exclusivity agreement by allowing other stores to sell toys through Amazon. Amazon says nuh-uh, we only allowed other vendors to sell things Toys “R” Us doesn’t offer. The two were unable to settle their differences amicably, so now it’s for a judge to decide … –Lydia Markoff

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